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Supreme Court Requires Opt Out Class Action

Posted In Class Actions

In re Celera Corporation Shareholder Litigation, No. 212, 2012 (December 27, 2012)

The Delaware Supreme Court has required opt out rights in a class action settlement.  The objector that wanted to opt out was a major stockholder, the claims being settled were only damage claims and the class representative had acted in a way that called into question if it had adequately represented the class. Thus, this decision may be an abnormality and opt out rights will still continue to be rarely granted.  But, we shall see.